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Land use plan

If you want to know whether your property could be used as a building plot at all, you should take a look at the land use plan of the responsible authority.

The land use plan is the preparatory urban land-use plan (urban development framework plan) of the competent authority. It contains the urban development uses desired by the planning body and differentiated for the individual areas. For example, residential areas, commercial building areas, supply areas, areas for public use, traffic areas, green areas, forest areas and agricultural land.

The land-use plan does not have any direct legal effect vis-à-vis citizens. No legal claims, in particular the right to a building permit for a specific property, can be derived from his drawings and textual representations. However, it represents a binding programme for the administration and other authorities.

An indirect concern arises from the fact that development plans, which contain the legally binding determinations for all citizens, are to be developed from the representations of the land use plan.

In addition, citizens are indirectly affected by approvals of projects in the "outdoor area" pursuant to § 35 of the Building Code (BauGB), because representations of the land use plan contradicting the construction projects would have to be countered as "impairment of public interests".

In order to ensure planning security, a period of validity of 10 to 15 years for the land use plan should be sought.

Who should I contact?

The responsibility lies with the municipality, the Joint Community and the city. The district is involved as a body responsible for public interests. It is also the competent approval authority for the land use plan.

Which documents are required?

No documents are required.

What are the fees?

There are no fees.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

There are no deadlines to be observed.


The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

competent Bodies

Landkreis Emsland - Fachbereich Hochbau
Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen
Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62 , 49705 Meppen
Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Station Haltestelle Kreishaus
Bus: 993

Building Access
elevator available, wheelchair-accessible


Ulrike Otten
Telephone: 05931 44-1527
B 527
responsible for:

Data protection information

Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen
Address: Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover
Telephone: +49 511 12045-00
Fax: +49 511 12045-99

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)